- Associated Press - Sunday, April 5, 2020

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A man with a long-handled ax was taken into custody after a standoff at a police station in southern Kansas.

Arkansas City Police Chief Dan Ward said Douglas Gleaves 38, entered the lobby of the police department Sunday afternoon and hit the interior door of the department’s secured area with the ax.

Officers secured an outside perimeter and a section of the downtown was cordoned off while police and officers from state and county law enforcement agencies tried to talk to him.

A little more than two hours after the confrontation began, Gleaves left the police station and was subdued with a Taser, KWCH reported.

Nobody was hurt, Ward said.



Gleaves was taken to South Central Kansas Medical Center for a mental health evaluation.

Ward said he faces possible charges of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, criminal damage to property and criminal threat.

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